And Fashion Week Went (eth)

 

I am still coming down from the craziness that was Fashion Week.  It was insane to say the least.  The last couple of months were a whirlwind of preparation for a few short minutes, but it was worth it.

I didn't sleep at all the night before, so the day of my show felt like a bit of a swirling, dizzy cloud of waffle weave and bright lights. But, if there is one thing I've learned in the small amount of time I've been producing clothes, it's that runway is by far my favorite way to exhibit a collection.  There is just something about the crazy insanity that is the moments leading up to seeing your models walk out in your garments that is the scariest and most exhilarating feeling in the entire world.  

I was probably the most prepared and organized I've ever been in my entire life for this runway show, but it doesn't take away from the fact that I still felt like my head was spinning. There is so much to think about -- the hair; the make up; the walks; the order of the girls; the order of the garments; are the colors going to work in the lighting; are the accessories too much or not enough; are the shoes complimentary; did I do enough (is it ever enough?!). So many things are rushing through my mind at once that I'm not sure if I was ever really connected to the real world that evening. 

All said and done, I am so proud of what I showed.  It was an honor to open Nashville Fashion Week and I wouldn't have had it any other way.  I suppose this is always going to be the case, but I couldn't help but think, as soon as that finale walk finished, "What's next?"

Spring 2016 is already a-swirling in my brain. But don't you worry, my fall collection will soon be available for you all!  My Galaxy Line of jewelry is currently on sale in my online shop (there are more pieces in my show room not featured online!) as a special pre sale offering.  The rest of my collection will be available for pre order this summer.

As always, I'm so incredibly excited to share what's on the horizon for Ona Rex.  I haven't been on this road for long, but so far it's been challenging, tough, emotional, and most of all INCREDIBLE. 

Thank you to everyone who has shown me support already in this extremely crazy journey I'm on!  I'm so proud to have a career in my lovely hometown of Nashville.

Here's to the Fall and the Year of the Waffle!

 

Photographs by Brett Warren Photography Emporium 

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